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>> and now, "bbc world news." >> britain's new phone headache hacking news spreads. it prompts a rare debate in british parliament. >> and concerns portugal may need another bailout after its debt rating is reduced to junk status. >> and will it beya has produced a western arc to protect the city of misratah. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm david eades. also coming up, the news of family in. how could this latest tragedy have been prevented? >> and the focus of the berlin fashion week.
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>> the phone hacking scandal right at the heart of the media group news international continues to deepen as the british parliament prepares to hold an emergency debate on the issue. police now told the relatives some of the victims of the 1995 bombing that some of the victims' cell phones may have been hacked by the news of the world. >> tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of the london bombing. today some of the enter reaved are enduring fresh anguish, what is described as details discovered as part of the latest investigation into phone hacking. >> these parents lost their son david in the bombing. he is not definitely a hacking
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victim, but he has been told his address and phone numbers were in a file belonging to the private investigator. >> it was only last week when my wife and i were discussing the episode, and we looked at each other and talked about how distressing for the family it must have been, and then the police phoned me. so it is very, very upsetting. >> there's been a separate development relating to the former news of the world editor. emails have been uncovered showing he authorized payment to police and they were asked about it when giving evidence to the parliamentary committee. [inaudible] >> the videos, whatever you
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want to talk about. >> he went on to become david cameron's director for some time and today there will be renewed questions about the prime minister's judgment in employing him. >> news international has confirmed it has forwarded emails to the police that appear to show a former editor of one of its papers authorized payments to police in return for information. our correspondent has been getting developments. >> what i learned overnight was over the several years that payments were made, we are talking about tens of thousands of pounds. as you said, emails appeared to show the editor of the news of the world between 2003 and 2007, andy, authorized the payments. he went on to become the director of communications for the prime minister, david cameron.
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folks, this story has i suppose two really important news dimensions for this whole saga of the techniques used by the news of the world used to obtain information. of course it brings the police right into the middle of it, because it is illegal for police officer to receive payment from outsiders and illegal for them to have received payment for information, and then it raises a whole political issue in the sense that david cameron hired andy to be his advisor, his director of communications after andy resigned from the news of the world in the wake of the initial hacking disclosures. and so questions will inevitably be raised in david cameron's judgment in eemploying andy. >> so now we hear the police
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are going to look back at other major criminal cases we've all experienced here in britain over the last few years, some of the most upsetting case wes know of. how much further do you think, yes yet this scandal has to go? >> well, there have been so many revelations, particularly in the last couple of days that actually, you know, you begin to think almost any horror could now be disclosed. certainly editors from the news of the world who i have talked to fear that there's divorce come out. >> robert there. we move on now. portugal's economy has been thrust back as moody's downgraded its sovereign debt to junk status.
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moody's said there was certain the country simply wouldn't meet the debt target and would need a second bailout. two other national rating agencies still do give portugal more favorable triple-b rating, hardly a resounding improvement. let's go to our correspondent. >> the government immediately reacted and said moody's was not taking into account the broad political consensus in favor of implementing the bailout that was agreed on in may and now we have a new government presenting its program, and as the government mentioned it, statement in response to moody's decision, for example, an extra levy on income on all portuguese not just other workers who have already seen their pay cut
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earlier this year. moody's does say it recognizes the political situation has improved and it worries what about it calls implementation risks. where cuts are supposed to be made according to the bailouts already aagreed and it's worried the government may not be able to get those done. >> and that's on the point of public disapproval or more just getting them through parol insanity >> it's not so much just getting them through parliament. i think there's a lot of detailed work to be done in every single ministry pretty much. own before you talk about the opposition in those particular sectors. but you're right as there will be resistance from the public. 80% of them voted in the bailout in may. when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, it comes down to the changes that will affect individual people and groups of
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people. that is where there may be the difference. trade yoins and not just trade unions which may slow things down. >> alison, thank you very much for that. with me now, aaron. aaron, we talk a lot about contagion, don't we? that's the bigger picture, but this is contagion, isn't it? >> yes. this is deja vu, isn't it? replace it with portugal. this is exactly what we started to see in the buildup to the situation greece is in today. we started to hear from the credit rating and they said they promised and pledged to increase taxing and others say how are you going to develop growth off the back of the deep cuts and increases in taxes? so then we're going to turn around reduce your credit rating to junk status. it's exactly the same thing we saw with portugal which was
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supposed to return to the bond markets. though there's a lot of worry that they may not be able to do it. if they can't return, then we talk about a second bailout forport gal. >> but that is less dramatic, because greece goes before it. if greece can have a resolution, then they know they can have one. >> yes. and part of that is getting some of the private sector to cough up some of the pain. so now we've got the biggest banks meeting talking about the bank plans and rolling over that debt. a lot of critics talking about the interest they would charge greece. the terms, 30 years. so they are meeting it out. to come out with a proposal that doesn't look like a default in the eyes of the credit rating agency. but i will be talking about this in about 20 minutes on the world business report.
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>> to libya now where rebels say they have succeeded in what they are calling a defensive arc south of the city of misratah linging up the two areas there and they have shown a number of soldiers wounded and captured in the course of that fighting. >> we have a correspondent in misratah. and he explains the significance of these latest developments. >> i think if they have managed to hold the area between the two dis pretty points of the west and south of this town, which is held by the rebels, but surrounded by gaddafi forces on one side and you can see orbit other, from the committee and council is they have done what they have usually done, that's search for and engage in heavy fighting. there was a lot of shooting and shelling going on there, but they have now retreated back
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into their entrenched positions. now they've been in this same spot for about six weeks now. so i think despite there's su support we can hear and see, things really aren't moving forward. toward tripoli perhaps as the alliance had hoped. >> and in north erin kenya, they say the camp could soon be home to half a million people. refugees fleeing the drought in somalia, making it the largest at the moment. some of the youngest are dying within days of getting there. the head of the agency warn the crisis itself is reaching an unimaginable proportion. our correspondent says the situation there really is grim. >> we are at the hospital, one of the clinics in this camp that's being run by the aid
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agency. and really here you see some of the most acute cases. behind me, this is the admissions area where new people come and outpatients come, but inside some of the wards, you see the children who have very severe mall nutrition indeed, babies, young children under the sage of 5. these are the -- under the age of 5. when they arrive they have walked for several days, some up to a month of walking with very little food and water along the way, so they are severely de hydrated and malnourished and makes them very vulnerable to disease like diarya and in the ward there's a death register and in the last few days you see several children have died here. >> ben brown on the increasingly difficult and dire
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situation in northern kenya. now we've got the sport, and gosh, how long does it take to prepare a bid to win the olympic games? >> i remember in london, d-day for the -- >> yes. for the 350, fitting for the -- fitting for the olympic cities. one of the fewest cities bidding in the past few years. people not necessarily wanting to hold the event, but germany, you can see last moverbt the captain and wants to manage a world cup-winning site. part of the munich bid. they are attempting to become the first city to host both . >> pyong change is the third up? >> yes. it's one of their favorites, because they missed out in the second round of voting each time. they are the favorites.
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un, with these votes, we really don't know what's going to happen. it's all secret. >> ok, kathy. thank you very much indeed. >> you're watching "bbc world news." coming up in a moment, well, we're in sudan. president basheer vows to purge a region of rebels loyal to the south. >> looks like another blow for a border three europe, denmark has introduced a controversial plan to increase customs control despite warnings they could violate an agreement. steve reports. >> is this a minor border disagreement or a symptom of wider in-fighting in europe? >> denmark and germany are -- there's meant to be easy moving
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between two. but denmark has employed 50 officers saying it's just a matter of catching criminals. >> in relation to e.u. law and the international obligations. and of course we will carry out the control and implement it in a way that's in corns with the e.u. law and international obligations. but critics say it's a matter to please the countries andos on who supports the danger on which the government depends. at the border, protesters agree. >> we are against the european idea which is a borderless europe. that's what we have been working toward citizens second world war. >> here the position is it is simply a matter about crime and
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border it's. outside denmark there's a perception of an increasingly -- over the bailout to greece and now over borders. increasingly, it seems like a european union of increasing disunion. 6 steven evans. "bbc news," berlin. >> to the headlines on "bbc world news." the british parliament has called a rare, emergency debate about the phone hacking allegedly used by a newspaper owned by media international. concerns grow that portugal may need a second bailout after their debt rating is reduced to junk status. >> 179 people are reported to have died off the sudanese coast after their boat caught fire and sank in the red sea.
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all victims were somalis who were trying to make their way to saudi arabia in search of work. we have our correspondent in the capital. he says it appears the victims may well have been trying to escape food shortages in somalia. >> i spoke to one and he says he believes all of the people who have died were somalis. he is linking it explicitly to the food and drought crisis in the horn of africa and they were people transiting through saudi arabia where they were hoping to find better-paying jobs. the official site says four yemeni men have been arrested as presumed owners of the boat and only three survivors have been found. >> sudanese government says
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it's trying to defeat a rebellion made up of thousands of fighters. at least 70,000 civilians have been displaced. despite calls for a cease-fire, al bashir has vowed to fight on. >> the danger comes from above as planes fly over and others scramble to escape the bombs. sudanese government at war with its own people in the nubea mountains. children take extreme measures to avoid the flying shrapnel from the bombing raids. parents send them to the bomb shelters to hide. this family is mourning a mother killed by a bomb as she was planting seeds in the nearby field.
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cut off by road and air, it's hard to escape this isolated area attacks on the vge going on every day. >> the civilians they want now as victims. shelling and ground attacks. >> the sudanese government says it wants to cleanse the area of rebels. there are thousands of nuba fighters in this area that futh with the rebels during the north-south civil war. this area is home to muslims and christians opposed to the khartoum government fighting against discrimination and strict islamic law. here they show off weapons they say were captured from government forces.
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recent peace talks trays possibility of a cease-fire, but the sudanese president al basheer has called for the army to continue the operation in this oil-rich state. as the aerial bombardments continue, the nuba people keep running for cover. will ross, "bbc news." >> there are reports from syria saying troops backed by tanks continue to surround the city of hamas the biggest city in protest of the government. al activists say at least 14 people were killed by security forces on tuesday and they are trying to -- the residents are trying to prevent a armored vehicles from coming in the area. >> and freeping host one of europe's biggest fashion gatherings, this is beryl lynn's fashion week getting under way. >> the brandenburg gate is
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preparing to attract a whole new type of tourist, fashion insistas are coming here and bringing berlin fashion week with them. >> after the success of this, the spring-summer event, organizers have shifted the location and the focus. >> they like to see the new generation and new designers coming out. this is what we offer for the future of the fashion. >> and berlin already has something of a reputation for finding funky, new talent. they are opening up the designer of the year competition to the whole of europe. johnathan is using this time to share his secrets. >> i base them on things you don't see from people. people act a certain way but aren't always what they seem to be. so a lot of my garments are not what they seem to be at first sight. frightening pictures to
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show you of a massive dust storm. this is the city of phoenix in the south western part of the united states. they are talking about a wall of dust as big as 80 kilometers wide in some areas. you can see it engulfing the city and causing havoc particularly foral flights. -- particularly for flights. going across much of the south western area. this ising? which can go from mid june right through september. that's the monsoon season itself. so more of this can be expected. but pretty extraordinary pictures coming in there. all sorts of things being brought down. among them, electricity wires, cables, you name it. it's quite a mess. right there in phoenix.
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>> now venezuelan president hugo chavez has leaders traveling to the area for the bicentennial celebration and using it as an opportunity to show support for hugo chavez from his cancer treatment. >> and prosecutors say the 25-year-old casey anthony smothered her daughter. first she said her child was kidnapped by a nanny then said she drowned in the swimming pool. the jury cleared her of the most serious charges. >> and barack obama says he wants to raise the credit limit and they have a limited time to prevent a u.s. from defaulting. >> now for some of us packing a suitcase.
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tough enough when all you're packing is clothes. this woman had a rather more difficult task of packing her husband into the case. next police say a 19-year-old was caught trying to sneak her husband out of prison following a routine visit, he folded up neatly into a bag but spilled t back to the main steen looking emergency debate in parliament over here in britain over the coming hours as they seek certainly the opposition are seeking an inquiry into the depth of this scandal is -- which is understood that the police uncovering the scandal are preparing to look back fat biggest crimesal involved in this country over the last decade to see if -- to look
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back at the biggest crimes involved in this country over the last decade to see if the hacking situation was involved then. this goes is to the heart of politics in this country. do have a look on the website. >> make sense of international news at >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank.
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